Giving wedding favours to your Guests have long been a tradition when it comes to Weddings.
Traditionally, wedding favours were in the form of 5 sugared almonds, each representing fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness.
Nowadays, Couples are looking for a more modern take, many deciding to give more of a keep sake to their Guests.
Here are some suggestions for alternative wedding favours to give to your Guests:
Seeds to Sow – As the flowers will grow, your Guests will remember your Special day – This is a perfect idea if you’re having a sustainable, woodland or rustic wedding theme;
Miniature Bottles of Alcohol – Remember to make it personal, perhaps put a little poem on the tag.
Homemade jam, chutney, flavoured olive oil etc – A perfect personal touch when you make your Wedding Favours yourself.
Photo Booth – This acts as both entertainment and a keep sake for your Guests. A photograph with your Guest wearing silly hats or amusing props that they can take home with them.
Hire a Caricaturist – Again, a perfect form of entertaining your Guests, perhaps during the reception drinks. They will also have a “Portrait” of themselves which they can take home.
Lottery Ticket/Scratch card – A fairly budget friendly option – and you never know, your may have a future millionaire sitting at your Wedding!
Mini jars or chocolates or sweets
Bubbles – These are particularly great if you’re having a no children policy at your Wedding. Your Guests, with small children, can take them home and the little ones will love blowing bubbles the next day!
Book Tokens – One of my Couples, who were strongly into reading, gave their Guests a book token each
Mini Plants/Cacti etc.
Whatever wedding favours you choose, remember the following:
- They should match your budget – Don’t go mad on keepsakes for your Guests if your budget won’t allow it;
- Make them personal – Whether your choice of Wedding Favours reflect your interests, hobbies or personalities, make sure your Guests can work out the relevance of what you’re giving them;
- Tie them into your Wedding – Whether they are matched to your theme, colour or style;
- Make them memorable – If you’re going away from the traditional wedding favours and looking for something different, make sure you choose something that your Guests will remember your Wedding Day from.
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